qiǎng xiān
v. try to be the first to do sth., beat sb. to it, grab off, before others have a chance to
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Traditional Chinese

Simplified stroke orders are based on the 'Standard of National Commonly-used Mandarin Chinese Characters (现代汉语通用字笔顺规范)', issued by the China National Language and Character Working Committee (国家语言文字工作委员会) on April 7th 1997. Traditional stroke orders are based on information issued by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.
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gāng yì kāi huì xiǎo gāo jiù qiǎng xiān fā yán .
phr. Xiao Gao began to speak before everybody else, just as the meeting started.